Interdisciplinary Studies - Requirements for the Major (BAS)

Interdisciplinary Studies Program

Total, 61-78 credits

General Education Breadth Requirement, 37-42 credits

Coursework will consist of courses, to include 12 credits at the upper level, which fulfill UW-Green Bay's general education requirements including:

  • Fine Arts (3 credits)
  • Humanities (9 credits)
  • Social Sciences (9 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (10-12 credits)
  • Ethnic Studies (3 credits)
  • World Culture (3 credits)
  • ENG COMP 100 College Writing (3 credits) (if needed)
  • MATH 94 Elementary Algebra (if needed)

Supporting Courses, 6 credits

Entrance Seminar, 3 credits, required:

  • IST 106      Adult Learning Seminar, 3 credits

Writing Course, 3 credits, choose one:

  • COMM 280           Business and Professional Communication Skills, 3 credits
  • ENG COMP 105   Expository Writing, 3 credits

Upper-Level Courses, 6 credits

Critical Thinking, choose one, 3 credits:

  • ECON 307         History of Economic Thought, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 424  The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 301      Ethical Theory, 3 credits
  • PHILOS 401      Plato and Aristotle, 3 credits

Capstone, required, 3 credits:

  • IST 400      Capstone: Synthesis and Assessment of Learning, 3 credits

Areas of Emphasis

Students must complete the requirements for one of the following areas of emphasis to satisfy the requirements for the Interdisciplinary Studies major.

Arts, 18 credits

Choose one of the following, 3 credits:

  • AVD 121              Survey of Western Music, 3 credits
  • AVD 141              Introduction to Theatre Arts, 3 credits
  • AVD 221              Popular Music Since 1955, 3 credits
  • AVD 261              Understanding the Arts, 3 credits
  • ARTS MGT 257   Arts in the Community, 3 credits

Choose five of the following, 15 credits:

  • AVD 327        Jazz History, 3 credits
  • AVD 328        Musical Theatre History, 3 credits
  • AVD 329        World Music, 3 credits
  • AVD 360        Art and Ideas, 3 credits
  • AVD 370        Modern American Culture, 3 credits
  • AVD 372        Women, Art and Image, 3 credits

Students may substitute a course from the following list if they are able to take on-campus courses:

  • Studio Arts and Art History courses, "ART" prefix
  • Applied Music, "MUSIC" prefix
  • Theatre History, Applied Theatre, "THEATRE" prefix

Corporate Communication, 24 credits

Required courses, 21 credits:

  • COMM 102        Introduction to Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 133        Fundamentals of Public Address, 3 credits
  • COMM 282        Principles of Public Relations/Corporate Communications, 3 credits
  • COMM 305        Elements of Electronic Media, 3 credits
  • COMM 335        Organizational Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 336        Theories of the Interview, 3 credits
  • COMM 480        Cases in Communications and Media Management, 3 credits

Elective, choose one, 3 credits:

  • AVD 375            Communication Skills: Language of Metaphor, 3 credits
  • COMM 308        Information Technologies, 3 credits
  • COMM 333        Persuasion and Argumentation, 3 credits
  • COMM 337        Small Group Communication, 3 credits
  • COMM 380        Communication Law, 3 credits
  • COMM 430        Information, Media and Society, 3 credits
  • COMM 445        Human Communication Theory, 3 credits
  • COMM 497        Internship, 1-12 credits

Emergency Management, 12 credits

Required courses, choose 12 credits:

  • PU EN AF 335       Principles and Practices of Emergency Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 336       Strategic Emergency Preparedness, Planning, and Implementation, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 337       Disaster Response Operations and Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 338       Disaster Recovery, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 339       Political and Policy Dimensions of Emergency Management, 3 credits

Environmental Policy Studies, 21 credits

Choose three of the following, 9 credits:

  • ECON 203          Micro Economics Analysis, 3 credits
  • ENV SCI 102       Introduction to Environmental Sciences, 3 credits
  • GEOSCI 222       Ocean of Air: Weather and Climate, 3 credits
  • POL SCI 101       American Government and Politics, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 102    Environment and Society, 3 credits

Choose four of the following, 12 credits:

  • ENV SCI 303         Conservation of Natural Resources, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 301       Environmental Politics and Policy, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 324       Transitioning to Sustainable Communities, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 350       Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 378       Environmental Law, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 428       Public and Nonprofit Program Evaluation, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 453       Cost Benefit Analysis, 3 credits

Human Development, 18-19 credits

Required course, 3 credits:

  • HUM DEV 210      Introduction to Human Development, 3 credits

Choose one of the following, 3-4 credits:

  • ANTHRO 100       Varieties of World Culture, 3 credits
  • BIOLOGY 202      Principles of Biology: Cellular and Molecular Processes, 4 credits
  • HUM BIOL 102     Introduction to Human Biology, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 202         Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits

Additional requirements, 12 credits:
Students must complete two of the following courses and two additional courses from Human Development, excluding 478, 495, 496, 497, and 498.

  • HUM DEV 331      Infancy and Early Childhood, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 332      Middle Childhood and Adolescence, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 343      Adulthood and Aging, 3 credits

Leadership in Public Service, 21 credits

Required course, 3 credits:

  • PU EN AF 215       Introduction to Public Administration, 3 credits

Choose one of the following, 3 credits:

  • POL SCI 101       American Government and Politics, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 202     Introduction to Public Policy, 3 credits

Required course, 3 credits:

  • PU EN AF 344      Leadership in Organizations, 3 credits

Choose four of the following, 12 credits:

  • BUS ADM 389       Organizational Behavior, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 315       Public and Nonprofit Management, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 415       Public and Nonprofit Budgeting, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 430       Seminar in Ethics and Public Action, 3 credits
  • PU EN AF 452       Planning Theory and Methods, 3 credits

Self-Directed, 12 credits

Concentration, choose 12 credits:

  • The concentration provides an opportunity to develop competence in an area of application. The concentration consists of 300- and 400-level courses that are approved by an academic adviser.
Interdisciplinary Studies Program